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Easy Hike, Amazing View

This is a short hike with a slight uphill climb on a groomed trail through the woods. Once at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
drewgrig
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Monroe, Michigan
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Breathtaking views

Be certain that you can walk uphill for about a mile. If you're up to it, wear comfortable socks... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
drcser
,
Grand Haven, Michigan
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Loop trail rated moderate in skill level takes hikers through three different environments : meadow, beach-maple forest and high bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pyramid point” (16 reviews)
“manitou islands” (14 reviews)
“short hike” (10 reviews)
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Empire, MI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a short hike with a slight uphill climb on a groomed trail through the woods. Once at the top you’ll be overlooking Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands. The sign says it’ll take 2 hours to get back to the top if you...More

Thank drewgrig
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Be certain that you can walk uphill for about a mile. If you're up to it, wear comfortable socks, and tennis shoes, and bring a camera. Once you get there, you'll want to stay at the bluff for an hour or so and take in...More

Thank drcser
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This trail is okay. Not my favorite. Parking is limited. Seems like the same views as other hikes. I would not do this hike again.

Thank happygardener2016
Reviewed 16 September 2017

There is a short but steep 1 mile hike to the overlook. Worth the hike! We packed a sandwich and enjoyed to views with our lunch. Make sure to follow maps and street names - the trailhead is easy to miss

Thank cincygirl101
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The hike to the top was moderately easy and had absolutely gorgeous views. There are two hike options at this location, and we chose the shorter of the two.

Thank Corinne L
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I had the opportunity to hike the Pyramid Point Trail recently. I enjoyed the experience very much. Bring comfortable walking shoes to hike the 2.6 mile trail and don't forget your camera for the great view of Lake Michigan at the top.

Thank BenThere2014
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My husband and I just returned from SBD National Park and this is one of three great hikes we enjoyed with our 9 & 11 year old kids. It starts with a steady, but manageable, uphill trek to an astonishing view of Lake Michigan from...More

Thank travelingmom2674
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was one of the few hikes that we did and we were glad we chose this one-absolutely stunning overlook over Lake Michigan at the top. We did the short trail to the overlook and back only. My seven-year-old loved building a sandcastle while we...More

Thank LindseyANDBrian
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Can do part of this hike which will take you to beautiful views of Lake Michigan or the whole thing which will take you through the woods and allow you to take in so many different landscapes. A nice way to spend a couple hours...More

Thank Angie J
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The beginning of this trail is flat for a ways, then it gets tough and pretty much a hill up the rest of the way. On a sunny day, the view is spectacular. My 16 year old son went all the way down to the...More

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Katie G
21 July 2017|
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Response from Sue J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about dogs, but would assume, if they are on a leash would be OK. I can't imagine why they wouldn't be.
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Nena7110
11 April 2017|
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Response from mcelenti | Reviewed this property |
You can apply for a back country hiking permit that allows you to hike and camp off the trails in the park. You can have a campfire on Good Harbor beach which is at the north end of the park . This is a popular thing to do... More
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PlantaryGuide
27 February 2017|
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Response from MaryDSmith | Reviewed this property |
No vehicles are allowed. For those who cannot hike, there are some beautiful overlooks on the Pierce Stocking Drive, which is near the town of Glen Arbor.
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